Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) Stake Raised by Swiss National Bank
Swiss National Bank lifted its holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 0.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 362,100 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,200 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 378,567.69% of Universal Health Services worth $40,171,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of UHS. Creative Planning raised its holdings in shares of Universal Health Services by 2.4% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,152 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $141,000 after buying an additional 27 shares during the period. Grove Bank & Trust increased its holdings in Universal Health Services by 262.4% during the 2nd quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 1,196 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $146,000 after purchasing an additional 866 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new position in Universal Health Services during the 2nd quarter worth $150,000. Seven Bridges Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Universal Health Services during the 2nd quarter worth $158,000. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. increased its holdings in Universal Health Services by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 1,644 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $201,000 after purchasing an additional 21 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.14% of the company’s stock.
Several research analysts have commented on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $134.00 price objective on shares of Universal Health Services in a report on Friday, July 28th. Citigroup Inc. reduced their price objective on Universal Health Services from $131.00 to $126.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Universal Health Services in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $126.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Universal Health Services in a report on Monday, October 16th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $125.00 price objective on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $126.31.
Shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE UHS) opened at $95.77 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,278.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 0.95. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 52-week low of $95.26 and a 52-week high of $129.74.
Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The health services provider reported $1.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.76 by ($0.27). The company had revenue of $2.51 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.60 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 6.90% and a return on equity of 15.13%. The firm’s revenue was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.60 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 7.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Universal Health Services Company Profile
Universal Health Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company’s principal business is owning and operating, through its subsidiaries, acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities, and behavioral healthcare facilities. The Company’s segments include Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Services and Other.
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